Apple M1 CPUs definitely resulted in some success for the company but it looks like Qualcomm is looking to match them with the Snapdragon SC8280.
Qualcomm is now responding to the powerful ARM-based M1 processor that is now used by Apple in its brand new MacBook series. It turns out that Qualcomm has been developing a certain processor that goes by the code name of Snapdragon SC8280 for certain laptops that carry its Windows OS.
Apple M1 chip review
Qualcomm’s processor is said to be an upcoming successor to the Snapdragon 8cx. The US-based Qualcomm is now known for its popular mobile processors and is currently the manufacturer of the Snapdragon 8cx.
Currently, the Snapdragon 8cx is known to be the most powerful of the existing ARM-based processors for the Windows laptops. However, this particular processor still lags behind in its comparison to the other Apple M1 processor that is used in certain Macbook devices.
Qualcomm Snapdragon SC8280
Qualcomm is now working for the successor of the popular 8cx processor in order to stay ahead of the current competition. It has also been suggested that the powerful processor that is under development could come out with a brand new code name, the Snapdragon SC8280. As for the specs, it’s also expected to pack quite a punch.
The upcoming Snapdragon SC8280 is expected to have a LPDDR4X RAM support of up to 32 GB which makes it already pretty strong on its own. On the other hand, this was also among certain claims that the upcoming processor with a measured size of 20 x 17mm will be having over 8 cores of power.
Apple M1 octa core
As of the moment, these are the only details available and more details have to be revealed regarding Qualcomm’s counter to the Apple M1 processor. The Apple M1 processor, which has previously come out as the 5nm fabrication process packs 8 cores as well as 4 high speed threads. This is currently described as the fastest CPU core in the whole world. At the same time, the Apple M1 also includes an 8-core GPU.
While Apple has been popular for its iPhones, it was only recently that it had started making its own CPUs and for its introduction into the field with the Apple M1 CPUs, it came out with quite a strong entrance. Qualcomm, on the other hand, has been working closely with the smartphone industry offering their CPUs for Android and other particular operating systems.
While the Android versus iOS battle is emerging, the M1 chips could empower Apple phones to have a stronger bearing with smartphone users. Of course, this still really depends on how Qualcomm will compete with Apple with its upcoming Snapdragon SC8280 which already promises quite a powerful offering to users with its octa core. It still remains to be seen who will win the next round of smartphone CPUs as Qualcomm is yet to release their upcoming counter-CPU.